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An interview with... Professor Richard Emsley

Professor Richard Emsley is the NIHR Maudsley BRC's Theme Lead in Trials, Prediction and Genomics, and was recently appointed the role of Interim Academic Director of the King’s Clinical Trials Unit and lead of a new NIHR Research Services Support hub. He specialises in improving the delivery of clinical trials in mental health, supported by the NIHR and with partners at King's College London's as well as across the country. In this interview he provides some insights into his work in this area.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Jan 2024

Pioneering dance performance explores ‘living well with technology’ at King’s Chapel

The Strand Campus’ King’s Chapel hosted a dance performance of Feedback Loops on 18 January 2024 followed by a panel discussion.

The evening showcased Feedback Loops as an arts and science collaboration in the area of living well with technology and brought together colleagues from Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Digital Futures Institute with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Jan 2024

Volume of grey brain matter significantly lower in people with Early Onset Psychosis

Researchers have found an association between a reduction in grey matter in the brain and Early Onset Psychosis (EOP).


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 10 Jan 2024

Professor Ulrike Schmidt recognised in New Year Honours

Professor Ulrike Schmidt has been awarded an OBE for services to people with eating disorders in the New Year Honours list.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 2 Jan 2024

Digital training programme improves quality of life for care residents with dementia – even during the Covid-19 pandemic

Quality of life for people with dementia living in residential and nursing home care substantially improved after staff took part in a digital training programme that was specially adapted to Covid-19 restrictions. The training also led to a significant drop in the prescription of potentially harmful sedative medications to residents.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Dec 2023